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(generated from captions) as rising waters cut off towns. Residents face days of isolation could mean for Australia. What the collapse of the EU planned for their Aussie getaway. What Mary and Fred really have who helped save a life. The acting star From Kylie to the Wiggles, to the ARIAs. we have your backstage pass (SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # this is Sunrise on Seven. Right across Australia, From Brekky Central, Kochie and Mel. on this Monday morning. Hello, and welcome to Sunrise cash to keep kids in school. Also ahead for you today - The new financial incentives dropping out of class. to try and stop students man's best friend. Plus, this really is the weekly grocery shopping. The dog that does That's soon. Brilliant ideas. How does it read the labels though. Thank you, Kochie, good point. role as a helicopter pilot, Prince William, in his professional to save crew of a cargo ship has joined a frantic rescue effort during a wild storm. that sank in the Irish Sea that left its base He was co-pilot of the RAF chopper to answer a mayday call on the Welsh island of Anglesey from a huge wave after the ship took a direct hit during a force-9 gale. an enormous wave, She was hit by, what he says, was such a catastrophic failure and, obviously, she sank very quickly. saved two sailors Prince William's chopper aboard a life raft. who had managed to scramble and five other crew remain missing. One body has been recovered from a burning unit block More than 30 people were evacuated in Sydney early this morning. to have started the fire A cigarette is believed in the Chippendale building just before 3:00. were treated at the scene Eight residents and a police officer for smoke inhalation, with two taken to hospital. are closed this morning Nearby streets as firefighters mop up the blaze. The parents electrocuted in Bali of a New South Wales teenager while celebrating schoolies travel to the scene of his death. are yet to decide if they will against a faulty neon sign Jake Flannery died after leaning on a street in Kuta. at their Central Coast home, Still recovering from the news to lay blame over their son's death, Cheryl and Colin Flannery refused saying it was just a freak accident. on a holiday with us He could have been there and the same thing and something could've happened. It could've been in Australia

interviewed a number of other people It's understood Bali police have who received shocks from the sign. not to meddle in Russia's affairs Vladimir Putin has warned the West for the Russian presidency. as he formally launched his bid after two presidential terms Putin stepped down in 2008 he wants to reclaim the top job. but announced in September that the nomination Overnight he formally accepted from his United Russia party. in front of thousands of delegates capable of leading the country. He told them he was the only man into the Hall of Fame Kylie Minogue has been inducted at the ARIA Awards overnight. The Prime Minister was on hand with her award. to present the pop princess her 25 years in the industry. Kylie used her speech to describe and pride. gratitude, humility, wonder also inducted into the Hall of Fame. Childrens group The Wiggles were who took home five ARIAs. Coming up - paid to stay in school. the number of high-school dropouts. The plan to pay parents to cut But first here's Kochie.

Let's take a look at the markets. The Dow ended Saturday morning our time, down 26 points. And let me tell you tell you Americans really opened time, down 26 points. And let me their wallets and purses over the Thanksgiving weekend. Retail sales up 16%. European markets were up as up 16%

well. Let's take a look how finished at the end of last week. well. Let's take a look how we springs back into life Australia's economic calendar over the next fortnight. with a bumper harvest of indicators Morning. Savanth Sebastian is at CommSec. A sneak peak of A sneak peak of what is going on. Have you got a new set there? We certainly do, Kochie, we are down leer at the new digs in Darling Larkic looking quite good. We taking the Reserve Bank talk about Larkic looking quite good. We are productivity to the next level. I have heard next year, it is all hot-desking and activity-based work and we will make the Guiness Book of Records for the largest work Records for the

in the world. Records for the largest work centre Glad you shared it with us. Let's get on with the week in finance. Sure, I guess, nothing out today but towards the middle part of the week, now home sales. Actually, they are at 11-year lows so we would like to see an encouraging turn around on that. On Wednesday, the business investment numbers whichplug straight into economic growth calculations. We expect a 6% increase in new building and activity but it is the mining sector driving the story. Closing out the week on Thursday, retail sales and building figures. Retail sales have seen modest rises but 0. seen modest rises but 0. seen modest rises but 0

seen modest rises but 0.5% lift is expected. A rate cut will help. The building, more volatile, we are expect ag3% left. There is a lot of economicidatea out of the US which will help to drive activity during the lift. What is activity-based whatever, whatever? It is all hot desking. You don't have a permanent desk. You work on one activity at a time. But I didn't get the activity? What is the activity thing? Activity-based working. Sorry, what is that? Mel wants to know? I guess just working hard, more than anything else. You go in the Guinness world records for the hardest working. Nose to the grounds grind stone. Sounded good. Thank you, someone who worked hard, nose to the grindstone, sometimes, Beretts. Always hot-desking too. the F1 season on a high Mark Webber has finished at the Brazilian Grand Prix. with a comprehensive victory Webber hit the front on lap 30 suffered a gearbox problem when world champion Sebastian Vettel he gave no-one else a look in, and, from there, cruising to a long overdue race win. Today was a very special day for me, I'll have that over the winter, some nice other drives as well but Seb clearly had a great year and so did the team. Webber finished third in the Drivers Championship behind Vettel and Jenson Button. The four debutants in line for selection for this week's first Test against New Zealand will join the Australian squad for training at the Gabba today. David Warner is being urged to maintain his aggressive mindset against the Black Caps. And New South Wales has unearthed another potential star. 18-year-old Kurtis Patterson became the youngest batsman to score a debut century in Australian first-class cricket in the Sheffield Shield clash against WA. Melbourne Victory has notched a pressure-relieving 3-2 win over Gold Coast at AAMI Park. The hosts squandered a 2-goal lead after defender Roddy Vargas was sent off but Carlos Hernandez was able to pull it out of the fire for the Victory, 11 minutes from full-time. In Wellington, a stunning strike from Tim Brown set the Phoenix on their way to a 2-1 win over Sydney FC. Harry Kewell kicked a goal? Fantastic, broke the drought. They will just come flowing now, once get the first one. will just come flowing now, once you Flood gates are open. Speaking of flood, how did Grant go over the weekend. flood, how did Grant go over the weekend.? Mo is going well, looking the part. Looks like a biker. No places to shave out here, Kochie, she's the wild, wild west. Hope you had great weekend, guys, hard, hard, is all I can say. I just want to clear something up at the very start, now the bikes we are using, I bought that, this is my bike, the boys and I, this is kinds of something that we thought, " something that we thought, "This is probably the last thing we are going to buy for ourselves." Just had a baby, bought a house or whatever the reason so I thought I aren't owned a bike since I was 10, a Peewee 50, this is a real freedom machine moment, the boys blazing wild hog rr style across Australia. I wish I style across Australia. I wish I had done the real celebrity thing of borrowing one because the conditions we faced the last couple of days I think, " think, "Why did I buy this thing." It has been hard. But fun, fun. We didn't sleep a wink last night, I will tell you why after our first look at the weather. All fans in the huge range fantast vgly reduced, only at Beacon lighting. We are on the banks of the The Robertson River, just crossed over the border into the Northern We are on the banks of the which?

Territory. Now we couldn't sleep because just have a listen to this noise. (crickets chirp, animal roars. (crickets chirp, animal roars.) Big mosquitos. Which one of you was that? (animal growls) (animal growls). It is not the crew with a dodgy bit of bore water, that, my friends, is the sound of mating crocodiles the start of the wet season, merely metres from where we are sleeping on the sound of mating crocodiles at

the bank. We recorded it last night. It was so loud, we thought surely, it is wild pigs. Nope, that is down on the water's edge and that is crocodiles we think, maybe between four, six, maybe eight of them, judging by our expert Roy's expertise in the area, so we slept with one eye open the entire night. Because what they tend to do, this is their mating and nesting season where they fight for their space along the bank and nest the eggs somewhere along here. Well at least they are not interested in you. They might want a snack after a bit of (clicks) snack after a bit of (clicks). There is no form you sign that you won't be eaten by crocodiles. Sleep in the car. Catch you in half an hour. Still ahead - Kevin Rudd lands himself in more hot water with the ALP. Plus, the flood emergency that's hit New South Wales and Victoria. A live briefing when we come back. Right now, your Holden dealer's holding nothing back when you purchase a brand-new Commodore SV6 but only on vehicles sold during November. With genuine demonstrator savings, now's a great time to pick up a brand-new Commodore SV6. Stocks are limited and when they're gone, they're gone. So don't hold off. Hurry in to your Holden dealer have been cut off by floodwaters. The town of Wee Waa has received urgent supplies but 1,800 locals will have to wait until at least Thursday or Friday before floodwaters recede and they can get around again. A 3-year-old boy has also drowned after being swept into a stormwater drain. In nearby Moree, evacuations got underway overnight. The town has been cut in two. Parts of Victoria have also been hit by heaving flooding. So let's get the latest on the situation. David Rae is from the New South Wales State Emergency Service and Tom Saunders joins us from the Weather Channel. David we'll start with you. What's areas are of greatest concern in northern New South Wales at the moment? Good morning, as you mentioned, there has been 200 property in the areas of Gunnedah and Moree. And more than 1800 residents in the there has been 200 property isolated

township of Wee Waa. The SES today will be focusing on resupplying those isolated residents and also in Moree, some elderly residents have been evacuate. Mostly to family and friends, but also to the Town Hall vakz centre. Yes, David, how long you expecting these communities to be cut off? Because it is pretty flat out there? Take as while for it water to recede? It does, those flows do cover great distances in those areas. In some circumstances, it can be unp many days. But SES personnel on the ground wile be monitoring those rivers and certainly giving the all-clear as soon as it is safe to do so. The rain hasn't stopped South Wales in the last week. How much more do we expect? The rain hasn't stopped over New

It has been a remarkable week of rain for eastern Australia. Most of north-east New South Wales saw more than 100 mL but some towns including Moree had more than 2 haden mL. It cleared up on Saturday and it will stay dry today but isolated showers and stay dry today but isolated showers and storms will return and storms will return Tuesday and then heavy rains easterly on Wednesday and Thursday. Some areas could see up to 150 mills of rain. It will cause renewed flooding but won't cause the current peaks worsen. White farmers are asking for dry weather so they can get the won't cause the current peaks to

bumper crops they are expecting in. You have put a dampener on it, what about Victoria, Geelong, bell rene peninsula. Patchy rain between now and Thursday in Victoria. The good news, mainly just isolated showers and thunderstorms, the total rain in the central part of the state with the flooding will average 10 mL so it won't be enough to cause renewed flooding. Thank you for the update. We will keep an eye on it. Thank youb David and Tom. Still to come - cosmetic boom for blokes. Why more and more men are trying to turn back the clock. But after the break, stay in school. The new incentives for cash-strapped families to help keep kids in class. All fans in the huge range are fantastically reduced. Only Beacon Lighting. I'm a very proud Australian, I'm always bragging about our country, whenever I am in the world. And tonight's award means so much to me, and I just want to let all of you know and everyone at home, Australia, I love you and I thank you very much. you very much. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) A very humble Kylie Minogue accepting her induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame last night. The pop princess was given the award by Prime Minister Julia Gillard who described her as a woman of courage and compassion. Kylie thanked those who have supported her throughout her career and she even thanked those who criticised her along the way. Other winners last night included Boy and Bear, who won album of the year, Gotye and Kimbra. We are going to take you back stage a bit later this morning to the awards. She is a class act. She has lasted 25 years. Hit after hit, album after album, concert after concert. Good on her, congratulations to her. Also making news this morning is the plan for a payment to parents who keep their children at school until Year 12. Mums and dads of almost 630,000 teens across the country will be eligible for the $4,000 tax break. The federal government hopes that will reduce the current drop-out rate of around 23%. But can you really force a 17-year-old or 18-year-old to stay at school if they don't want to? Tell us whether you think the extra money will help by emailing or tweeting us or going to our Facebook page. Is that going to make a difference? I hope you could keep kids in as long as possible possible? I am guessing you could probably force them to stay at school but are they going to be doing anything effective. Just because they are attending. But they will learn more than if they weren't there. Even a little bit, I don't know you can force anyone who doesn't want to learn to do anything at Even a little bit, I don't know if

school. The parents are getting the benefit,

rather than the kids, they are forced there against their will but some kids, it used to be they drop out at year 10 or leave at year 10 to take up a trade or become an apprentice and that is a good thing. Yes, there are so many TAFE courses that bring in school and TAFE.

I I am not sure about it, let us know

what you think. And it seems more Aussie men are willing to have cosmetic surgery or procedures in an effort to look younger. There's been an increase in the number of men visiting plastic surgeons. As well as trying to look younger, men are also having cosmetic procedures to remove man boobs and to reduce sweating. Apparently Botox under the armpit to reduce sweating. Whogue. Really? Tell us if you had cosmetic surgery and why, and girls would you encourage your man to have procedure. Look at the Look at the crew. It's question. Beretts is actually 74. I'm going well, it's all the work. Anyone? I had my teeth whitened and got a cap. Everyone says, " Everyone says, "Did you?." Sorry. Mel just went, " Mel just went, "Did you? Mel just went, "Did you?." I didn't mean it that way. It is a great colour. It's not neon. It's not cosmetic if you It's not cosmetic if you had it knocked out and had it replaced. That's life. Now I'm embarrassed. You got lovely teeth. They are really white, I always said that. White now. That was an open invitation, wasn't it. Still to come - the 'Home and Away' star who came to the rescue during a real-life medical emergency. But next, news, sport and weather together. You're watching Sunrise on the Seven Network. So mean... (QUIET ELECTRONIC MUSIC PLAYS) The same advanced thinking that goes into our concept cars goes into every car we make. With sport bucket seats

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you can take the car from an extra $83 each way. And why not give a 'Spirit of Tasmania' gift voucher for the perfect pressie? Book now at: And make it a trip to remember. Floodwaters have forced the evacuation of more than 30 homes at Moree, in northern New South Wales. The SES ordered dozens of people from their homes last night in the face of rising waters. SES personnel will monitor rivers and give the all clear as soon as it is safe to do so. Residents on the outskirts of Moree and more than 18,00 people in Wee Waa could be isolated for up to a week. Farming communities along the Murray-Darling River say the federal government's draft plan will destroy entire towns and lead to more expensive food. The plan is due to be released today. It require 2,700 gigalitres to be returned to the Murray-Darling Basin annually

to ensure the survival of the flora and fauna that depend on it. This is down from the 4,000 gigalitres that caused outrage when it was suggested last year. But farmers are still unhappy, saying, if adopted it, it'll mean thousands of lost jobs. Gold Coast police are investigating links between an outlaw motorcycle gang and a weekend shooting. A 25-year-old man was shot in a street at Robina on Saturday night. The area was locked down and the police helicopter brought in to search for the gunman, who remains on the run. The kids were playing in the garage, we were in the dining room, we heard bang, we thought the kids had hit the ball on the door, and then there was another loud bang The shooting victim is in a stable condition. There's a new fault line in the relationship between Pakistan and the United States after NATO air strikes accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistan has now closed its border crossings and is demanding that the US vacate a drone base. Enraged Pakistanis have held rallies across the country and burnt effigies of Barack Obama. The killings are likely to increase support for opposition groups opposed to the US alliance. Australia's music stars have shined at the 25th ARIA Awards in Sydney overnight. Kylie Minogue and The Wiggles were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. But the night belonged to Sydney band Boy and Bear who took home five awards. My concern is if we ever get to do this again it's sort of raised the bar a little higher than we expected, but thank you very much. Gotye was named best male artist while New-Zealand-born vocalist Kimbra picked up best female. Finance news and the Dow Saturday morning morning finished down 26 points. It Finance news and the Dow Saturday was the worst Thanksgiving week for the S & P 500, the broader American share market index, the worst Thanksgiving week since 1932. European markets were up slightly. To our region on Friday, we finished the week down. Time for sport. brought to you by Swisse. This is Sunrise sport report Tired? Stressed? You'll feel better on Swisse. its first training session The Australian squad will hold at the Gabba today against New Zealand in preparation for the first Test starting on Thursday. If Victorian paceman James Pattinson has forced his way into the starting XI it'll give him bragging rights over brother Darren who played for England in 1998. A couple of times we've had a bit of banter about stuff and he always brings out the old, "How many Tests have you played?" So, hopefully I can get him back and say, "One each". Mitchell Johnson will consult more specialists before deciding whether to undergo season-ending surgery Mark Webber has finished a frustrating F1 season in the best way possible - winning the Brazilian Grand Prix this morning. World champion Sebastian Vettel was hampered by gearbox problems, to the chequered flag. giving Webber a saloon passage in the championship, Jenson Button finished second with Webber third. made a rookie mistake, German driver Timo Glock one of his tyres was properly on. leaving pit lane before That's it, rolling off to the right. a rare shot Greg Chalmers may pass up at Australian golf's triple crown in the PGA Championship at Coolum. despite his thrilling win and Robert Allenby Chalmers downed Marcus Fraser in a sudden-death play-off to his Australian Open crown. to add the PGA title But Chalmers hasn't decided whether he'll chase the triple crown at next month's Australian Masters or head home to America for a rest. Probably via WA, where he is from, just to enjoy time off. One of the lovelyest men in golf, nice man. Gees, a good run. Lining up for a third go at the manesters. Let's check with Grant, who had a fairly sleepness night, GD, are you spying crocodiles Correctmundo, yng man. Did not sleep a wink because of the sound of crocs mating. They have the ability to anticipate a wet season so they come up and next right here. It is we were hoping they weren't going to do last night. The other thing we up and next right here. It is what

just realised. We have been travelling since we last saw you last Friday, in Normanton, four complete days, we haven't seen one other car coming the other way. It is how remote we are and on the cusp of the wet season. Not one car in three days. Remarkable stuff. Let's look at the forecast around Australia. mostly clear and calm weather A weak high is bringing to the east of the country. It has been a wild couple of days. and northern Queensland. in southern WA, the Top End in Tasmania and southern Victoria. A cold front is causing patchy rain Whole, it has been quite an extraordinary couple of days leading up to now. This is basically what happened over the weekend that you missed. So we leave the 8. missed. So we leave the 8.6 metre croc in Normanton croc in Normanton and hit the open stretches. It starts to become very missed. So we leave the 8.6 metre

clear just how remote you are but in places like Leichhardt falls, the start of the wet season becomes apparent. Look how beautiful it is. But there

But the cattle stations, the huge open expanses of land was the rain is flowing. With the heavy rain makes it such hard work just to do is flowing. With the heavy rain it kilometres. But you make do and and just give it a shot. It doesn't always work but out here, there are constant reminders you are in constant reminders you are in the middle of nowhere. Here is Adrian battling through the mud, not successful and he ain't happy. But you push on, just a couple of mates, a couple of bikes and that is the only way you can do it, give it every shot you can to make it through. But there are reminders everywhere just how big this country is. Into the Northern Territory now. And that's when problems really started. Even for professional truck drivers who do this all the time, flooded rivers can make a hardened man very angry. The open road, there is nothing rr like it, this is a huge country and we are loving every second. It looks spectacular but the good news is the fun stuff is only just beginning. See you in half an hour. After the break - to not being robbed. the burglar's guide from people just like him. How to protect your home And, let's try that again. I wake up with 'Today'. next on Sunrise. The woman who left us speechless,

crossing salt lakes. gliding over huge bridges. Some cars we show And some cars... ..we just show. Introducing the new Holden Cruze SRi-V Hatch. with touchscreen, Bluetooth, voice recognition The Holden Cruze SRi-V. Hatched. It's not just a small car, it's Australia's small car. Go better. is a refreshing drink! (MAKES BUBBLING SOUND) With natural spring water! And juicy deliciousness. Delectable twists of fruity goodness! Ahhhh! Goulburn Valley Quencher. A new twist on refreshment. Introducing Listerine Zero. VOICEOVER: and made it less intense. We removed the alcohol PLAYS) (TCHAIKOVSKY'S '1812 OVERTURE' and prevents cavities, It still kills germs but it's never felt so good. Deep clean. Less intense New Listerine Zero. the Canon EOS Inspires competition. It's your last chance to enter a photo featuring an umbrella. Sunrise and Canon asked you to take And over the last two weeks we've seen thousands of amazing entries. But you only have until 9:00am this morning to send us your pictures. All up, there's $10,000 worth of Canon prizes to give away. Sunrise viewers will even get to vote for their favourite photo and be in the running for a Canon EOS 7-D Super Kit valued at alomst $3,000. To enter head to: It's time now for our weekly Crime Stoppers segment. And a serial burglar in the UK has drawn up a handy guide to avoid being robbed. Leon Reid stole from at least 70 homes He only got caught out by DNA evidence. So, want to know what's on his list? that had a dog Leon says he wouldn't go near homes or warning sign of a dog, or shingled patios. pebble driveways Burglar alarms or CCTV cameras, wire on gates or anti-climb paint or had motion-sensor lighting. or homes that were well lit is John Bigelow Joining me now from Melbourne from 'Security Solutions' magazine. What do you think of Leon's list? Good morning, John. A lot of it is, you would say commonsense stuff but it is really good. Probably things like censor lighting, the realopy important ones because burglars don't want to get caught so they don't want to get seen so it is a fairly simple and easy one that people can put in that will make a huge difference. Christmas is obviously a popular time for break-ins. Is it a time of year to take extra precaution? Absolutely. You have got to remember at this time of year people know there is more than average, lots of stuff in the house can be taken because of the Christmas presents and lot of people go away on holidays. It is right picking time right now and if you are going to do something, now is the time. Run us through your tips on burglar-proofing your home? First and foremost, censor lighting all arounds the house because burglars don't want to be seen. Things like having a dog make as huge difference because people usually break in from the back or sides of the house where they are less visible and a dog, they are less likely. A good alarm system, especially one that is monitored, the video-monitoring alarm systems so you can see if someone is trying to break in. More than anything, an alarm system. So have the big strobe box that flashes blue when you are broken into on the front of the house, where it is visible in front of the neighbours. So if you aare going away, let your neighbours know so if they hear noises call the police. Kland don't let the newspaper pile up in the front. Good tips from a security expert and a Good tips burglar.

in the squad Australia has named four debutants for Thursday's first cricket Test in Brisbane. The new faces include three fast bowlers. So how many will get to play? Sunrise Sport's Jim and Rebecca Wilson are here. Jim, who's likely to get a start? I reckon they will play with Ben Cutting and Mitchell Stark, Stark because of his variety, Mitchell Johnson is not there with the left arm so Paterson will miss out. I wouldn't begrudge it, it is the future of the airn cricket. Well done to the selectors who have been accused in the past of sitting on their hands, these guys are fresh, enthusiastic and enthusiastic and ready to go. Absolutely. It has been incredible to watch over the weekend and the last couple oaf weeks how ready they are. Something is right at the Australian cricket, at academy and junior levels we are preparing 18, 19-year-olds for Test Cricket and we saw it with Pat Cummins. Even though Simon Simon Katich, out shone by an saw it with Pat Cummins. Even though

18-year-old in Curtis Paterson, the real deal, a good The big test will come with the real deal, a good batsman. Kiwis, remind us? They are well down the list, but Jessie Ryder and pwrepbdm McCullum are in red-hot form and can play. The kids, the bowlers we just talked about, got a lesson playing for Australia A. Ryder, 16 sixes, a record for a first-class innings. They say it is because he doesn't like because he doesn't like running

between the wicket but it is a good way to show it. He can hit the ball. Golf, Greg Chalmers, a purple patch? Yes, having all the superstars of golf, and here is golf, and here here bloke who hasn't won a major since 1998 and sharing down the barrel of a trifecta. Held his nerve, I thought the speech, the emotion, his kid was there, his wife and other child were back in Dallas. Two big wins in a month, well done. As Mel said, a gentleman of the sport. He looks like a suburben golfer, a real knock about, I like that. Gives us all hope. Yes,. Gives us all hope. Yes,

One of the dangers of live TV what will happen next. is you just never know $40,000 from the Cash Cow We were so excited to give away didn't quite go as planned. but the winning phone call of people were waiting for. It was the moment thousands we've got $40,000 to give away. Well, let's do it, After randomly selecting a viewer, and waited. we dialled the number but not this. We were ready for a big reaction I wake up with 'Today'. Say that again?! I don't know whether we'll give it to you. It's Mel and Kochie from Sunrise - the other one. You're so easily bought. No, no, no. On the other end was grandmother Rosemary Badger from Bundaberg in Queensland. With the excitement she'd tripped to answer the phone. But what were we to do? And, in the spirit of Christmas, and in the spirit of Sunrise and in the spirit of fairness you've won $40,000. Thank you, thank you. Rosemary plans to buy a new car and, importantly - I've got to get a flat-screen TV so I can watch Kochie better, you know, see him better with his lovely dimples his little bald head. So, is she a converted channel changer? I love Sunrise, and I'll always love Sunrise and I'll love it even more now. We can only hope so. Great. She seemed a very nice lady mech for all the people, loyal Sunrise viewers, thank you very much for being so loyal, but we couldn't not give it to her. No.1, it have been nasty not to and secondly, not give it to her. No.1, it would illegal. With the terms and conditions. Yes, the laws. Good on her. News is next. Then, the royals' secret holiday. Mary and Fred's plans for a private getaway. And, talk about timing. Brad Pitt avoids an awkward moment with Jen Aniston. Find out why next on Sunrise. The Australian Government is making changes to the banking system to improve competition and help you find better deals. From 1 January, if you're shopping for a home loan, ask lenders to give you a Fact Sheet. Standardised Fact Sheets mean lenders have to give you information about the loan you want in the same way. It's easier to compare apples with apples. For more details on this and other banking reforms, visit: And why should Brad Pitt consider himself a lucky man? Apart from the obvious. This is a story that is making the rounds here in Hollywood. Everybody is talking about it. I think it is much ado about nothing that Brad Pitt and his ex wife Jennifer Aniston narrowly missed running into each other over the weekend. He to the 2 o'clock matinee of each other over the weekend. He went Scorsese's new movie, he took the four kids, as they were going into to the 2 o'clock matinee of Martin

the parking garage, Jennifer Aniston and her new boyfriend were coming in. Did they see each other. But if you look good, it is revenge. Didn't he say they are friends. I wouldn't say it is too warm but they are grown up and moved on with their lives and productive. I don't think it would be a terrible tragedy if they saw each other in the parking lot, as long as the car is not running. Moving on, and one of Hollywood's most sought after bachelors took a romantic stroll in Paris. Yes, this sounds more like Gomez and mortitia Adams than Ryan Goslings and Evan Mendes, but they wandered through the catacombs. More Maria Callas, Isadora did Callas, Isadora D ugncan and Edith Piaf but she is there filming a movie, and they have a casual dating relationship but he made the trip to Paris to be with her. They dined on Argentinean wine and food and strolled through the That is the movie that Kylie Minogue strolled through the cemetery. died her hair for. -- dyed her hair for. A man in north-east China has come up with a nifty way to avoid the shops. He trained the dog to do it for him. The German shepherd carries a basket in his mouth with the money. The store keepers keep an eye out and send him home with the list, he gets a sausage in return. That is very clever. Too for assistance dogs. Absolutely. You want your dog to work. He has an ice-block as well. Good going. Good idea. Soap Box? Quite a few people talking about the plan to pay parents if they keep their kids at school beyond year ten. Julie says her son dropped out in year 11 and did a TAFE and preashentsship course and applied for many jobs where they get you to work for many days to see if you work for many days to see if you can an apprentice, he did it for five months and none of it added up. He started back in school in year 11 asee realised you won't get a fair go without a year 12. He has realised you don't get fair go, even though he is 20. Donna is against it, of paying incentives. We shouldn't pay parents to get their teenagers to stay in kaol, we need to educate parents and teenagers of the value of education, which we just learned. Keep them coming. Residents face days of isolation as rising waters cut off towns. What the collapse of the EU could mean for Australia. What Mary and Fred really have planned for their Aussie getaway. The acting star who helped save a life. From Kylie to the Wiggles, we have your backstage pass to the ARIAs. (SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. From Brekky Central, Kochie and Mel. If you've just tuned in, thanks for joining us for breakfast. Right now it's time for the news of the day. Prince William has flown in a rescue mission that saved two sailors after their cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea. Five other Russian sailors are missing after their boat was hit by a huge wave during a wild storm. Using the light from another ship and specialist cameras, RAF Valley search-and-rescue team scour the sea for the crews of the ship. They spot a solitary life raft and seconds later see an arm protruding from the side, desperately beckoning for help. Heat-seeking technology picks up the sign of a man inside. Prince William copiloting the up the sign of a man inside. With helicopter and waves rising a metre high, they begin the task of lowering a river down. Incredibly, two men were pulled alive from the raging seas, the body of another colleague was founds some hours late, eight were on board at the time mism She was hit, by he said an enormous wave, she rolled, broke her back and sank very quickly. Now with a search operation covering 300 miles, an investigation is under way to establish just how a vessel of that size could be lost at sea. A cigarette is believed to have started a unit fire in Sydney early this morning Eight residents and a police officer were treated at the Chippendale block with two taken to hospital. The fire was fairly ferocious, it occured in the bedroom area of the unit. The injuries occured to the two occupants of that unit. Nearby streets are closed this morning as firefighters mop up the blaze. The parents of a New South Wales teenager electrocuted in Bali while celebrating schoolies are expected to travel to Denpasar today to bring home his body. Jake Flannery died after leaning against a faulty neon sign on a street in Kuta. Still recovering from the news at their Central Coast home, Cheryl and Colin Flannery refused to lay blame over their son's death, saying it was just a freak accident. He could have been there on a holiday with us and the same thing and something could've happened. It could've been in Australia It's understood Bali police have interviewed a number of other people who received shocks from the sign. Vladimir Putin has warned the West not to meddle in Russia's affairs as he formally launched his bid for the Russian presidency. Putin stepped down in 2008 after two presidential terms but announced in September that he wants to reclaim the top job. Overnight he formally accepted the nomination in front of thousands of delegates from his United Russia party. He told them he was the only man capable of leading the country. The best Aussie music from the past year has been celebrated at the ARIA Awards in Sydney overnight. on the music industry's biggest night. Sydney Olympic Park was invaded by the music elite last night, the industry's biggest stars sweltering on the red carpet. I am like a sweaty mess. WOMAN: My goodness, it's so hot. The evening belonged to pop princess Kylie Minogue who was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by the Prime Minister. Please join me in honouring a woman so famous we only have to say her first name - Kylie. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Emotions spilled over as Kylie thanked her sister, Danni, and found the words to describe her 25-year career. Amazement that it started and I'm still here, gratitude, humility, wonder and pride. Children's group The Wiggles also took their place in the ARIA Hall of Fame. We've been going for 20 years, and this has been a great 20th year anniversary for us to get something like this. Sydney band Boy and Bear dominated the night with a haul of five ARIAs including best group and best album. And 7-time nominee Gotye took home three including best male and best single for his chart-topping hit. New-Zealand-born vocalist Kimbra was named best female artist. Coming up - on holidays with the royals. Mary and Fred's secret plans for a family getaway. Maybe not so secret... But first here's Kochie.

weekend in America saw retail sales Some welcome news, Thanksgiving up 16% on the previous year. So Americans opening their purses and wallets, good news. To our region on Friday, we finished the week down 58 and 60 points. Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Thanks, Kochie. Mark Webber has finished the F1 season on a high with a comprehensive victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Webber hit the front on lap 30 when world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered a gearbox problem and, from there, he gave no-one else a look in, cruising to a long overdue race win. Today was a very special day for me, I'll have that over the winter, some nice other drives as well, but Seb clearly had a great year and so did the team. Webber finished third in the Drivers Championship behind Vettel and Jenson Button. The four debutants in line for selection for this week's first Test against New Zealand will join the Australian squad for training at the Gabba today. David Warner is being urged to maintain his aggressive mindset against the Black Caps. And New South Wales has unearthed another potential star. 18-year-old Kurtis Patterson in Australian first-class cricket in the Sheffield Shield clash against WA. Melbourne Victory has notched a pressure-relieving 3-2 win over Gold Coast at AAMI Park. The hosts squandered a 2-goal lead after defender Roddy Vargas was sent off but Carlos Hernandez was able to pull it out of the fire for the Victory, 11 minutes from full-time. In Wellington, a stunning strike from Tim Brown set the Phoenix on their way to a 2-1 win over Sydney FC. Those Retail figures up in the States from last year, given last year, this time, Mel and Nat were both there shopping. An even bigger leap. It It got violent, pepper spraying and two shootings. Things you do for shopping. Let's check with Grant and the forecast. Wakey. Morning team from just inside Northern Territory, got the Aussie wave thing going on, the flies are Morning team from just inside the

going off, I thought I would going off, I thought I would show you, we left curoom bah last Friday, went to Burke and Wills last known camp, Lawn Hill, Hells Gatefor water, we are on the border Northern Territory and boor boor, water, we are on the border of where we will be today. Wloung you know ha we can hear the mating cuk rr sounds, I just want to show you how it affected the sleeping plan. Normally our beds are much more spread out but because the crocs are out, no-one wanted to be the one on the outside. When I went to bed, I was the furthest from the river, when I woke up, everyone had drags their beds back to make me the closest. You can see the drag marks on the ground. He on the ground. We had to huddle, we were afraid the crocs would have come up. It would have made it handy for the crocs. Yes, a snack on a plate. How did it feel, being an hors d'oeuvre on your bed. The tough guy, down the backm I sweet, I would have been desert. Everyone up here is way too comfortable with crocodiles. We swam in that river yesterday, to hear the noise, describe it? It sounded like growning from the bellows of a large man. It was a beast. I tell you, up here, crocs aren't a pair of shoes. They are reality. You don't get used to it? Not at all, didn't sleep a Did you get any? Not at all, didn't sleep a wink? I did a lot of spotting with the torch with the orange light, but too many noises, I preferred to go to bed and pretend they are not there. This is the actual sound we recorded last night. Kraepb crickets chirp and Croaks growl) Just reminders everywhere, the territory is not to be stuffed with. Let's have a look at the forecast. All fans in the huge range are fantastically reduced. Only Beacon Lighting. When you go to bed and death is imminute, it really does impart on your dreams. I noticed you start to have a lot of nightmares. But you have a lot of fun exploring the territory, even though we are only ones out here on the cusp of territory, even though we are the the wet season. Glad you survived the night. There's a growing flood emergency in northern New South Wales. Rising waters have cut off around 2,000 residents in the town of Wee Waa. The heavy rain has also caused extensive flooding at Moree, with the town cut in two. Overnight, some Moree residents were ordered out of their homes. The State Emergency Service has also been dropping off much needed supplies in the region. Let's get the very latest. David Rae is from the SES and Tom Saunders is from the Weather Channel. Good morning to you both. David, what's the current situation up north? Good morning, Mel, yes, more than 200 properties in the Moree and Gunnedah area. As you mentioned, 1800 residents in Wee Waa. The, 1800 residents in Wee Waa. The SES is very much focusic on resupplying the communities, particularly medical and food supplies. We do have four helicopters and one fixed-wing aircraft in the area to assist with those tasks. Alright, do you have any estimation how long the communities will be cut off? In those environments, the land is very flat, the waters can last for several days. We are liaising with the bureau and other authorities to make sure we can give the all clear when it is safe to do so. Alright, we will obviously stay in touch with you on that. Tom, the situation, so much rain in the last week. How significant was it and can we expect more? It was a remarkable week of rain for eastern Australia. Pretty much every state saw heavy falls, even down to Tasmania. For north-east New South Wales, some towns saw more than 200 mL of rain including Moree. One of the reasons the rain was so heavy, it was due to a trough of pressure that was nearly stationary. We had continuous rain for five or six day. That rain did clear up on Saturday and a dry start to the week South Wales but another trough will and a dry start to the week for New move into the state Wednesday and Thursday bring agband of heavy rain and storms. Up to 50 mL of rain for the flood-affected regions. should be enough to cause secondary flooding but shouldn't make the the flood-affected regions. It

current flooding worse. An update on Victoria? Victoria saw heavy rain, Geelong, 90mm on Saturday, a record. That rain that cleared but between today and Thursday, Victoria will see patchy rain. The good news, 10 mL for the central parts of the states which have minor to moderate flooding so 10 mL is not enough to cause any more flooding. Thank you both for the umidate. The European debt crisis is set to get a whole lot worse. We have been following the European debt crisis. It could get worse. Britain could now be expected to help bail out Spain to the tune of $8 billion. And the eurozone crisis is also being felt here with another $7 billion ripped from federal coffers. Joining us now is Michael Pascoe from Fairfax's Business Day. News this morning Qantas might be abanding its expansion plans into Asia because of nervousness into Europe. Joining us now is Michael Pascoe from Fairfax's Business Day. The United Kingdom looking like geniuses, not adopting the zureo currency? Certainly it worked very well for them. 27 countries in the European them. 27 countries in the them. 27 countries in the European common market, 17 in the euro. The 17 in the euro are having to sort out of problem, those outside have a fleeting currency to take some of the pain. We are starting to see panic in Europe and starting Europe and starting to see banks forecasting here the interest rates could go up, the cost of money going up. Qantas abandoning expansion plans. How tough could it get plans. How tough could it get here as a result? The Brinkmannship in Europe has months to play so it keeps raising the tension. The fundamentals of the Australian economy, the banks are stronger than 2008. Asia came through the first round of the GFC in good shape and is now in better shape and Asia counts more now than it did then. That is the great saviour for us. The pain of Europe, they can go into decade-long recession and it will be felt here but not much. As long as they trash the international banking system and that is a very large gun but not much. As long as they don't

held at the head of European leadership to make sure they don't. leadership to make sure they don't., it is a big gun but you feel like cracking their heads together, the politicians because they are playing games with the global banking system at the moment. They all hate the

Germans, not commiting to the austerity plans, what will it take? It does take that push to the edge, push someone to the edge they will tend to take the easier way down than the quick way. That is what Germany and France are doing to the rest of the eurozone. There is suggestions that France and Germany are looking for a plan for the 0, not the broader European market. There is a suggestion of the 17 meetings, they might get the IMF to guarantee loans by the European central bank but we will have to get used to it. You are not going to get a quick resolution from 17 countries, some of whom barely have government. And they all hate each other. The history. I was stunned how history. I was stunned how much they are still talking about the second word war, when I was there the week before last and blaming each other for not repaying loans. Can European Union survive? Cut Greece and Spain away? for not repaying loans. Can the

It will change but there is too much at stake for everyone for it not to survive. The Germans need it as much as the Spanish and Italians. Germany has done very well over the euro, it allow manufacturers to remain competitive, Germany is the world's biggest exporter thanks to the euro. They won't let it go without a fight. Spain and Italy can't afford to let it go. They will work out a deal. A fascinating couple of months, thank you. Kevin Rudd has been criticised for putting forward a controversial plan to overhaul the Labor Party. The Foreign Minister wants the ALP to consider allowing ordinary members to elect the leader. I think there can be a national conversation about that. It's very controversial. That's because it would strip power from the factions which removed him from the top job. This is a direct challenge to the Prime Minister. It's all about Kevin's leadership. It all comes ahead of the Federal Labor Conference this weekend. Joining me now is political commentator Graham Richardson. Good morning, Graham. Do the factions have too much power? Does the average vote were, do you think, understand what they do and why they have the power they do? Probably not. They got a pretty bad reputation but at the end of the day they provide discipline. The Whitlam government is a classic example, they delivered the first budget and half an hour before delivery the caucus put three changes on it. So the budget speech, as printed, meant nothing. That can't happenen anymore because there is much more discipline in the party and a good thing. As long as they don't discipline in the party and that is go overbird. Kevin Rudd was cheer whg they put him in, the factions got him in, he didn't like it when they got him out. He said, my recommendation, if I was elected in the future. Is all this sour grapes? Of course it is. It is like clockwork, every time Julia Gillard has a good week out comes Kevin Rudd. Last week he found a journalist to say, there would be a challenge before the end of November, I November, I think for is Buckley's. He said he is a party Democratic. He had a gang of four, remember, if you ask the other three it was a gang of one, no-one used the executive and factions more to one, no-one used the national overrule preselections. He has been the total party autocrat all his life and we are expected to believe he has had an aTiffany that Kevin Rudd wants to open it up to the rank and file. He even had a go at you in the speech. Fair enough Is he going to challenge? P no, I think we will keep talking about it. I don't think there is any challenge. There is desperation of the last few days because he knows things aren't going well. I wouldn't hang by the neck waiting for a challenge chg, I don't think one will come soon or will come at all. Thank you. Prince William has been involved in a dramatic rescue mission. His Royal Air Force helicopter was among rescue crews scrambled when a cargo ship sank in gale-force winds in the Irish Sea. Sunrise UK correspondent Martin Frizell joins us now. What can you tell us? Good morning, well, his helicopter led the rescue. He was on the overnight shift, woken at 2am, scrambled to get out in quite frankly, atrocious conditions. The whose l whole of inwest coast has been battered by force 8, 4 9 galeforce winds, flying in pitch black to the carbo ship, broken its back and swank quickly. Nine crew members, he is still the back and swank quickly. Nine missing copilot, trained for 18 months, there is a captain, copilot, radarman and winchman. They found a liferaft with two survivors and They liferaft with two survivors and liferaft with two survivors and they were winched up. They were taken back to RAF Anglesea and taken to hospital, William went out to search for remaining crew members, one body was found but five are still missing. The research is continuing, have weather conditions e eased? Conditions have abated a bit. There is about 35 knots of winds, force five but it is darkness again so has been called off for the night. A much wider area, 20 miles or so five but it is darkness again so it

William will be back at base. And if much wider area, 20 miles or so so people say they are just doing their job, why make anything of it? The point is he doesn't have to, he heir to the throne, they were point is he doesn't have to, he is putting their lives on the line going out to rescue the men. They got two and five others are missing, he is doing his job. Bear in mind he gave up his honeymoon to stay on the roster to whaouv he is a bona fide pilot. Tasmanians are standing by to welcome Princess Mary. Mary is heading home for a family holiday although her arrival plans appear to be top secret. It follows her official business tour of several mainland states with husband, Prince Frederik. Mary hasn't been home for more than a year and this is the first time 11-month-old twins Josephine and Vincent have visited Australia. Our newly appointed Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells is in Hobart. Good morning and welcome onboard, Nick. Nuala says hello. We are missing her but it is lovely to have you. Let's do work, Princess Mary has been busy. Do we know about plans in Tasmania or they top-secret family time-out? Definitely top secret. A lot of conjecture about it, unlike the official tour, which was carefully planned, executeed and advertised, this one is off the books. So not a lot is known about the details of what she will get up to in Hobart, which is probably the way you would like it if you were a crown princess looking for R & R. We know she is likely to stay with her sister who lives in West Hobart. She is close with her family so it is safe bet she will have nice quiet family time. She was expected in last night but didn't arrive. There will be staff at the airport hoping for a royal glimpse today. Prince Frederik won't be joining them today straight away, he is off on official business in Vietnam until Thursday and then will come down to Hobart and rejoin the brood. Speaking of the brood, we know they had the babies with them. The older children are they coming over as well now? They are, Christian and Isabella are flying over from Europe. I imagine it is why we haven't seen Mary yet, she would have waited for them in Melbourne before coming down as a group. So, it is pretty cold, can I tell you here, in Hobart. They would be well advised to bring the ugh bootys, she had them last time. Spare a thought for Mary's mum, if I came home and she visited the rest of the country first, look out. She is probably in for a lovely family break and certainly a well deserved one. I hope they have a nice time out, very nice for the family. Good to talk to you Nick. Welcome aboard. That's great. First day on the job, we split nick and Nuala up, terrific, send Nick to Tasmania. Later - the new stats showing more and more Aussie men are getting cosmetic procedures. Plus, your front-row seat for Australia's biggest music awards. The ARIAs are soon, on Sunrise. 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And to celebrate these special summer rates we're offering Sunrise viewers the chance to win one of three $5,000 Accor gift cards. The lucky winner can choose to use their prize at more than 150 hotels, resorts and apartments throughout Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. To enter, you'll need the code word: Now just head to the Sunrise website and enter your details. Later - the 'Home and Away' star who helped save a life. News time now though, here's Nat. Parts of Northern New South Wales are expected to remain cut off for the rest of the week More than 2,000 residents remain isolated in the towns of Wee Waa and Moree. Emergency crews have dropped essential food and medical supplies. Another trough is going to move into the state on Wednesday and Thursday that's going to bring a band of heavy rain and storms, we're looking about up to 50mm over the flood-affected regions, Mel. That should be enough to cause some secondary flooding but it shouldn't make the current flooding any worse. Overnight residents in parts of Moree were told to evacuate because of the rising floodwaters. Farming communities along the Murray-Darling River say the federal government's draft water plan will destroy entire towns and lead to more expensive food. The plan is due to be released today. It requires 2,700 gigalitres of water to be returned to the Murray-Darling Basin annually to ensure the survival of the flora and fauna that depend on it. This is down from the 4,000 gigalitres that caused outrage when it was suggested last year. But farmers are still unhappy, saying, if it's adopted, it'll mean thousands of lost jobs. NATO are accused of killing 24 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghanistan border in a shocking case of so-called friendly fire. Pakistan has now closed its border crossings and is demanding that the US vacate a drone base. Enraged Pakistanis have held rallies across the country and burnt effigies of Barack Obama. The killings are likely to increase support for opposition groups opposed to the US alliance. Australia's music stars have shone at the 25th Aria Awards in Sydney overnight. Kylie Minogue and The Wiggles were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. But the night belonged to Sydney band Boy and Bear who took home five awards. My concern is if we ever get to do this again it sort of raised the bar a little higher than we expected but thank you very much. Gotye was named best male artist while New-Zealand-born vocalist Kimbra picked up best female. Let's take a look at the finance news now. news now. The now news now. The news now. The Dow Jones finished down 26 points add morning our time, Let's take a look at the finance

the S & P 500 is the broader market average in America, it follows 500 stock, it had the worst Thanksgiving week since 1932. Time for sport. This is Sunrise sport report brought to you by Swisse. Tired? Stressed? You'll feel better on Swisse. The Australian squad will hold its first training session at the Gabba today in preparation for the first Test against New Zealand starting on Thursday. If Victorian paceman James Pattinson has forced his way into the starting XI it'll give him bragging rights over brother Darren who played for England in 1998. A couple of times we've had a bit of banter about stuff and he always brings out the old, "How many Tests have you played?" So, hopefully I can get him back and say, "One each". Mitchell Johnson will consult more specialists on his injured toe. Mark Webber has finished a frustrating F1 season in the best way possible - winning the Brazilian Grand Prix this morning. World champion Sebastian Vettel was hampered by gearbox problems, giving Webber a saloon passage to the chequered flag. Jenson Button finished second in the championship, with Webber third. German driver Timo Glock made a rookie mistake, leaving pit lane before one of his tyres was properly on. And there is goes. for a record sixth time. In his 100th career singles final the 'Fed Express' downed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an epic 3-set duel, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. The 16-time Grand Slam winner has now won a staggering 70 tournaments and will finish the season as world number three. Back in town. Boy, bring on the Australian Open now. Bring Northern Territory and Grant Denyer find himself back on the bike today. Australian Open now. Bring on

The Triumph handling very well, GD? The Triumph is definitely handling very well. Their new adventure bike actually, it is great for the conditions but tough running, you know the weather event sitting over know the weather event sitting

Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and brought rain, it started in the Northern Territory and brought water through this area. Thankfully the rain event is moving off to allow the areas to get back to normal for the next couple of days at least. It is making things difficult. Temperatures, it is sweltering here, we will get to 40, 42 today, with 85% humidity. Wow! It is punishing, absolutely punishing. I think that is partly why nobody else is up here. In four days we haven't seen an oncoming car, I think that's the reason why. Solved Solved it. Let's look at the forecast. All fans in the huge range are fantastically reduced. Only Beacon Lighting. A weak high is bringing mostly clear and calm weather to the east of the country. in southern WA, the Top End and northern Queensland. A cold front is causing patchy rain in Tasmania and southern Victoria. I think this next bunch of pictures kind of gives you an idea just how physical it is. We weren't expecting it to be this way. Take a look what it is like to be when it has been muddy here. We would travel hundreds of kilometres a day, but the moment you run into mud like this, it takes all day just to do 50 kilometres. Now, some people community to work 50 kilometres, so to punish yourself hour after hour, in 42-degree heat just to make it through. Also, come a cropper a couple of times here and there, is it kind of that gut-wrenching, I-don't-want. gut-wrenching, I-don't-want-you to-beat-me, but-I-feel-broken feeling. It is bruising, battering, ego crushing. ego crushing. The bikes are holding up bauf there are bits falling off all over the place. It wears you thin, I think we reached breaking point, take a look. Don't know what to do, we haven't got anywhere, 200 Ks to go, 6 p.m. Ks to go, 6 p.m., 40 degrees outside, 85% humidity outside, 85% humidity we are two Ks to go, 6 p.m., 40 degrees riders down, Adrian came off hurt his ankle, I have just twisted mine. We are just in this mud going riders down, Adrian came off and

nowhere fast. It's like, nowhere fast. It's like,... It's not really fun... But, what are you, a man or a mouse, hu? (squeaks) I think that's a mouse. think that's a mouse. And there is a man or a mouse, hu? (squeaks) I little delirium that starts to sink in when you think all hope is lost. I don't know how Burke and Wills did it. Oh, they didn't. Thank you. It's good fun. Look some breaking news we need to bring you, Queensland Police closed part of Brisbane's Story Bridge, we believe a man, that is bring you, Queensland Police have

him there, has scaled the bridge in protest to the family court decision. Authorities are in contact with him. He is believed to be in his early 30s, and has been fighting for access to his son for two years. It has cost him $ It has cost him $70,000, he has run out of money. There is some impact on traffic around the Story Bridge rr, our correspondent Michelle Tapper is on the scene, we will speak with her shortly. His friend e-mailed the Soap Box, it is how we found out about it this morning. Police in contact trying to bring him down and impact on the Brisbane traffic. Similar scene to Sydney on the harbour bridge some time ago. We kill keep track of that throughout the Just ahead - keeping kids in class. How parents could soon be paid to help cut the number of high-school drop-outs. But next, the biggest names in music, in one place. Your backstage pass to the ARIAs. GIRL: Meet my family - Mum, Dad, Josh, Lachie and me. And Pirate, our dog, of course. (PIRATE YAPS) Home, sweet home. You want me to carry you over the threshold? (CHUCKLES) Not if it does your back in again. MAN: Hey, mate, where do you want the couch? (GRUNTS LIKE A GORILLA) Don't. Joanna? Gina? From Forrestdale High?! (BOTH SQUEAL) Oh, remember that funny-looking Kiwi guy you used to go out with? You remember Steve. Oh! You married him! (LAUGHS) The troops are hungry! Now where's the nearest Woolies? Hey! Oh, yeah. Here's to the five of us. (YAP!) Make that six. You forgot the dog. low fares are just part of the story. It was a star frenzy at the 2011 ARIA Awards last night. From Kylie and Dannii Minogue to Delta Goodrem and the Good Charlotte boys. Our entertainment editor Fifi Box was amongst it. She's come out, well, scathed. Not unscathed. What have you? I've obvious lay had a massive fall, that's nasty, isn't it? Show the rest.